- a report of a recent event; intelligence; information: His family has had no news of his whereabouts for months.
- the presentation of a report on recent or new events in a newspaper or other periodical or on radio or television.
- such reports taken collectively; information reported: There's good news tonight.
- a person, thing, or event considered as a choice subject for journalistic treatment; newsworthy material.Compare copy(def 5).
Origin of news
- of recent origin, production, purchase, etc.; having but lately come or been brought into being: a new book.
- of a kind now existing or appearing for the first time; novel: a new concept of the universe.
- having but lately or but now come into knowledge: a new chemical element.
- unfamiliar or strange (often followed by to): ideas new to us; to visit new lands.
- having but lately come to a place, position, status, etc.: a reception for our new minister.
- unaccustomed (usually followed by to): people new to such work.
- coming or occurring afresh; further; additional: new gains.
- fresh or unused: to start a new sheet of paper.
- (of physical or moral qualities) different and better: The vacation made a new man of him.
- other than the former or the old: a new era; in the New World.
- being the later or latest of two or more things of the same kind: the New Testament; a new edition of Shakespeare.
- (initial capital letter) (of a language) in its latest known period, especially as a living language at the present time: New High German.
- recently or lately (usually used in combination): The valley was green with new-planted crops.
- freshly; anew or afresh (often used in combination): roses new washed with dew; new-mown hay.
- something that is new; a new object, quality, condition, etc.: Ring out the old, ring in the new.
Origin of new
Related Words for newsannouncement, story, word, disclosure, advice, account, broadcast, statement, report, message, data, rumor, hearsay, telegram, tidings, communication, dispatch, telecast, narration, scandal
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Contemporary Examples of news
And extortion makes a lot more sense before a story hits the news wire, not after.Phylicia Rashad and the Cult of Cosby Truthers
January 8, 2015
Aviation experts across the world experienced severe jaw dropping at this news.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501
January 6, 2015
Fry had previously confirmed the news to his army of followers on Twitter.Meet Stephen Fry’s Future Husband (Who Is Less Than Half His Age)
January 6, 2015
Such statements are rare, as the Guards routinely avoid going public with news about the demise of one of their commanders.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq
January 6, 2015
The news came as a surprise even to fans of Gordon-Levitt, who was only photographed with McCauley for the first time last May.All Your Internet Boyfriends Are Taken: Gosling, Cumberbatch, and now Joseph Gordon-Levitt
January 3, 2015
Historical Examples of news
Mrs. Milbrey entered, news of importance visibly animating her.
She received his bits of news with the aplomb of a resourceful commander.
And there was the rather astonishing bit of news he had just given her.
Day after day passed on with no news of Giles or Will Wherry.
Great was the interchange of news over the homely hearty meal.
- current events; important or interesting recent happenings
- information about such events, as in the mass media
- the newsa presentation, such as a radio broadcast, of information of this typethe news is at six
- (in combination)a newscaster
- interesting or important information not previously known or realizedit's news to me
- a person, fashion, etc, widely reported in the mass mediashe is no longer news in the film world
Word Origin for news
- recently made or brought into beinga new dress; our new baby
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the new
- of a kind never before existing; novela new concept in marketing
- having existed before but only recently discovereda new comet
- markedly different from what was beforethe new liberalism
- fresh and unused; not second-handa new car
- (prenominal) having just or recently becomea new bride
- (often foll by to or at) recently introduced (to); inexperienced (in) or unaccustomed (to)new to this neighbourhood
- (capital in names or titles) more or most recent of two or more things with the same namethe New Testament
- (prenominal) fresh; additionalI'll send some new troops
- (often foll by to) unknown; novelthis is new to me
- (of a cycle) beginning or occurring againa new year
- (prenominal) (of crops) harvested earlynew carrots
- changed, esp for the bettershe returned a new woman from her holiday
- up-to-date; fashionable
- (capital when part of a name; prenominal) being the most recent, usually living, form of a languageNew High German
- the new the new voguecomedy is the new rock'n'roll
- turn over a new leaf to reform; make a fresh start
- recently, freshlynew-laid eggs
- anew; again
Word Origin for new
late 14c., "new things," plural of new (n.) "new thing," from new (adj.); after French nouvelles, used in Bible translations to render Medieval Latin nova (neuter plural) "news," literally "new things." Sometimes still regarded as plural, 17c.-19c. Meaning "tidings" is early 15c. Meaning "radio or television program presenting current events" is from 1923. Bad news "unpleasant person or situation" is from 1926. Expression no news, good news can be traced to 1640s. Expression news to me is from 1889.
The News in the Virginia city Newport News is said to derive from the name of one of its founders, William Newce.
"to tell as news," 1640s, from news (n.). Related: Newsed; newsing.
Old English neowe, niowe, earlier niwe "new, fresh, recent, novel, unheard-of, different from the old; untried, inexperienced," from Proto-Germanic *newjaz (cf. Old Saxon niuwi, Old Frisian nie, Middle Dutch nieuwe, Dutch nieuw, Old High German niuwl, German neu, Danish and Swedish ny, Gothic niujis "new"), from PIE *newo- "new" (cf. Sanskrit navah, Persian nau, Hittite newash, Greek neos, Lithuanian naujas, Old Church Slavonic novu, Russian novyi, Latin novus, Old Irish nue, Welsh newydd "new").
The adverb is Old English niwe, from the adjective. New math in reference to a system of teaching mathematics based on investigation and discovery is from 1958. New World (adj.) to designate phenomena of the Western Hemisphere first attested 1823, in Lord Byron; the noun phrase is recorded from 1550s. New Deal in the FDR sense attested by 1932. New school in reference to the more advanced or liberal faction of something is from 1806. New Left (1960) was a coinage of U.S. political sociologist C. Wright Mills (1916-1962). New light in reference to religions is from 1640s. New frontier, in U.S. politics, "reform and social betterment," is from 1934 but associated with John F. Kennedy's use of it in 1960.
see bad news; break the news; no news is good news.
In addition to the idioms beginning with new
- new ballgame
- new blood
- new broom sweeps clean, a
- new leaf
- new lease on life
- new man
- new one
- new person
- new woman
- new wrinkle
- break (new) ground
- breathe new life into
- feel like (new)
- nothing new under the sun
- teach an old dog new tricks
- turn over a new leaf
- what's cooking (new)
- whole new ballgame